This coming weekend is RinCon in Tucson, AZ, where I will once again be a guest. I say "once again" because I had the distinct pleasure of being a guest there last year, and I had a great time. The show was a revelation for me; I had known it was happening, but I had no idea how well-run it was or how fantastically things would go.1
So I'm back again, and this year I'm also presenting at the Southern Arizona Gamemaster's Conference on Sunday morning, alongside John Wick and Ryan Macklin. Hearing what these guys think always plants ideas in my mind, and I'm hoping my talk on "What Improv Has Taught Me About GMing" will be as inspiring to others.
After the conference, I'll be running a GMing clinic. This is a hands-on, facilitated discussion about real issues that GMs face. The content will be entirely determined by what people bring with them, so it's certain to be interesting.
As far as gaming goes, I'm particularly looking forward to the Houses of the Blooded LARP on Saturday evening. I've played in several of these games before, though I missed last year's, and I'm excited to see what John, Ro, Jessica, and company have up their sleeves.2 If you've ever wanted to see me in a purple velvet doublet, this is your chance.
The weirdest event on my schedule isn't actually on the schedule at all. Ryan and I were thinking about doing a panel on pacing in GMless games to help us flesh out something we're writing. Because of time constraints, we ended up not doing that panel. We still want to talk about it, and we're interested in having other people take part. It will happen sometime Friday evening, and there will be beer involved, so if you're interested in being there, follow one or both of us on Twitter to pick up the details.
That's what I know I'm doing at RinCon. I know there's a ton of other exciting things happening. What are you doing?
1 To see what people enjoyed there last year, check out One Cool Thing From RinCon 2009, which I shot and Ryan Macklin edited.
2 I've got a few things up my own.